Elgar: Partsongs; From the Bavarian Highlands – Bavarian Radio Chorus, Howard Arman

January 22, 2021, 9:00 am

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The British composer Edward Elgar wrote a great deal more than just his Pomp and Circumstance marches. His highly diverse output encompasses symphonies, concertos, chamber works, piano music, and numerous choral works. On this release, partsongs by Elgar can be heard with and without accompaniment as part of a representative selection of live and studio recordings. The album begins with the song cycle From the Bavarian Highlands – its six cheerful numbers were written while Elgar and his wife were on holiday in Garmisch in 1895. The Bavarian Radio Chorus, conducted by Howard Arman, sings the songs in their original version with piano accompaniment.